Jacob is our couragous little hero! He was diagnosed with ALL in July 2006, was in maintenance stage of his treatment when he relapsed May 2008. All we can have is the HOPE, STRENGTH & COURAGE to take us through each and every day!
Hi every one, let me just bring us up to date. Jacob at 3 yrs old was having constant fevers and just feeling yucky and it was then when he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia in July 2006. We spent the first 3 1/2 wks in the hospital, with wkly chemo and spinals. He took every thing pretty well, but the nurses help alot :O) We had some hospitals stays due to fevers and one infection in his double line hicman(spelling?) which was removed and had the portacath put in. which has its pros & cons, he really does not like getting poked every time we go to the doctors, but it is getting easier. But he is so excited about being able to take full baths and swimming WOOO HOOO :o) . We were just about at the 2yr mark when he was starting to have headaches and nasia, at that point we found out the Leukemia was back, talk about devastating, he was doing so well. They found out he had a small amount of cells in his spinal fluid and bone marrow. It was May 23rd 2008 when he starting treatment all over again and more of it at the age of 5 :O( The first 4 wks was 5 chemo's wkly, 3 of them in his spinal fluid & high doses of Steroids. He held up ok, was always tiered, felt yucky and really moody, but we delt. This last past wk he took a break from all the poisons and he is going to start up on Monday June 30th 2008, my stomach is tied up in knots. At least Jacob says he has fun at the hospital, I tell you its the nurses :o) I tell you, mentally Jacob takes it a lot better. It is us as parents that do the massive worring, stressing, anxity attacks, sleepless nights, I can just keep going. NO NOT AGAIN!!! Jacob had a 2nd relapse almost a year later when we checked into the Hospital on Easter Sunday 2009, the nightmere restarts, my stomach is tied up in knots. At least Jacob says he has fun at the hospital, I tell you its the nurses :o) I tell you, mentally Jacob takes it a lot better. It is us as parents that do the massive worring, stressing, anxity attacks, sleepless nights, I can just keep going.Thank you for every ones prayers!